Public health establishments are struggling to receive new beds to accommodate patients in respiratory distress


The U.S. Embassy in Namibia this week donated 200 new emergency medical beds to the Ministry of Health and Human Services.

The bed will be distributed to Katutura Hospital, Okahandja Hospital, Onandjokwe Hospital and Karasburg District Hospital, while several beds will also be stored for future use.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long said it was another sign of how the U.S.-Namibia partnership is enabling the Namibian people to better prepare for the future. health crises.

“I want to encourage everyone again to get vaccinated against COVID-19, because MOHSS, supported by the U.S. government through the PEPFAR program, has shown determination and commitment to ending the pandemic. HIV/AIDS epidemic and has clearly shown responsibility for ending COVID-19.19, so you can trust MOHSS and us when we say COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective,” he said. she adds.

USAID Namibia Country Representative McDonald Homer said he had worked with Project CURE on many other projects in the past and was pleased to facilitate the transport of these beds from the United States to Namibia to respond to possible future patients with COVID-19.

The beds are specially designed for medical emergencies and to accommodate patients in respiratory distress, including ventilated patients. They have a low-rise mattress and an attached boom for uninterrupted intravenous therapy.


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